Rain Garden

Portfolio Type: 
Rain Garden

LANDSCAPE DESIGN SOLUTION:

When a neighbor’s sloping pasture brings torrents of floodwater across your property every time it rains, what can you do? Muddy grass is hard to mow, and not good for our environment. Instead of grass, we created a rain garden and used plenty of organic compost to supplement the soil. We suggested sun-loving native species that would drink up this water willingly, and provide a beautiful landscape feature that both humans and butterflies would enjoy.

HIGHLIGHTED PLANT SPECIES:

Asclepias incarnata (Swamp Milkweed); Iris versicolor (Iris, Blue Flag); Rudbeckia maxima (Great Coneflower); Chelone lyonii (Turtle Head - Hot Lips)